“Will using hand sanitisers ruin my skin?” – that is the question we all asked ourselves at least once since COVID-19 became a serious issue. Today we will try to answer this question. What is the best way to protect yourself against coronavirus while keeping your skin healthy?
Sara Waterman, who is an aesthetician, believes that over time excessively washing hands and using hand sanitisers will deplete the skin’s natural protective barrier. This can then leave hands feeling dry and sore. However, Sara also thinks in times when the excessive risk of infection is present, dry chapped hands are a “better” choice.
The main thing all skin experts agree on is that after washing your hands, whether it be with hand sanitiser or with soap water – it is important to keep skin moisturised. Try switching to a nourishing hand cleansing gel that contains shea butter and is gentler to your skin. NEQI hand cleansing gels will not only kill the bacteria but also protect your hands from becoming overly dry and chapped. It contains 60% alcohol which allows it to kill 99.9% of bacteria. And thanks to the aloe vera and shea butter it take cares of your skin too. It’s also Vegan!
So, hand sanitisers will not ruin your skin if used properly. NHS states that “while excessive use of hand sanitisers could lead to some drying effects, it is unlikely to negatively impact most people using the gels as a temporary antiseptic”. It is important to use antibacterial gels where water and soap are not available – a handbag option is a must!
Why You Should Keep Using Vegan Products After Veganuary
Many people around the world are taking part in Veganuary
this year. Veganuary and being vegan isn’t just about reducing the meat that
you consume. You also need to be willing to make changes in your lifestyle
including only buying vegan products. While many people only do Veganuary for
one month, we think that buying vegan products should be something that you try
for a lot longer – even if you go back to eating meat.
Find out some of the reasons to continue using vegan
products after Veganuary below!
One of the great things about vegan products is that you can
be sure that they have not been tested on animals. The last thing you want is
for your hair products to be made in a way that harms animals if you are living
a vegan lifestyle. If cruelty-free products are something you are interested
in, then choosing vegan products in the future makes it easier! Some products
that aren’t vegan will be cruelty-free as well so this is something to consider
if you can’t commit to being a vegan year-round.
When we choose hair or beauty products, we don’t want to
have to deal with any harsh chemicals. Usually, you’ll find that vegan products
are free from harsh chemicals and can be quite gentle on the skin. This is
because they are more natural. While this isn’t guaranteed, you will find that
most of our vegan products are good for you!
Your Skin Can Be Softer
Vegan products are usually loaded up with Vitamins B and E
which you don’t always get in other products. These vitamins can help to keep
your hair and skin softer for longer! Check out if your favourite vegan
products include these in the ingredients and you can benefit from this.
Imagine how great it would be to have soft skin for the entire 2020!
When you continue to use vegan products for your hair or
skin after Veganuary, you will find that you are using much more natural
ingredients on your skin. Some of the common ingredients in vegan products
include chamomile and tea tree. These are great for clearing up acne and
helping to look after your skin generally.
Try Our Vegan Products
If you are nearly finished with Veganuary then it might be
time to start thinking about becoming a full-time vegan. This lifestyle can be
hard to adjust to at first but it can be very rewarding. If you are thinking
about extending Veganuary for a few more months, make sure to check out our range of vegan
products here at Salon Trusted!